1997 Saturn SC2

Started on Jan. 1 by wrenchedexcess

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Another new challenge car for the princely sum of $575. Previous owner said that it has some kind of engine knock, he got as far as removing the valve cover. should be able to post some pictures soon

Latest updates

Sept. 12

working out the bugs.

Drove the car for about a week and broke the gearshift bushing, no big deal. Replaced the bushing and now it is time to finish installing the trailer hitch from my vette. Outside of doing some clean up and adding ...

Aug. 16

fixing bugs

Fixed and recharged the a/c unit, Had to replace the thermal expansion valve, it was stuck open. Found that the housing behind the steering wheel was loose and fixed that. My battery quit on its first trial run and had ...

July 18

work in progress

It seems that I'm a little lax on the updates lately so here goes....Fixed the engine, Problem ended up being the timing chain and bent a valve. Replaced it with one from the other head. Had issues with the low ...

Feb. 07

better late than never

It never fails, when you are in a rush, something always goes wrong. In this case, about a week before the 2011 challenge started, I finished putting the engine back together. On initial start up, I got clatter,clatter....bang! So much ...

Sept. 22

running out of time...

Engine and trans are in, hooked up the brakes and tie rod ends, most of the harness. Just have to go to the bone yard and get a starter and finish the exhaust. Keep my fingers crossed that the damn ...

Aug. 26

Better Late than Never!

Only 5 weeks to go and I am just now putting the engine together.

May 17

took engine apart

Well I found out part of what the engine knock is. The number one piston is cracked along the rings and the valves and chamber are chewed up. Once I get the block on a stand and remove the pan ...

Feb. 23

Not started yet!!

Took the Vette to my mothers place for winter storage to free up some room in the garage. Then my Sonoma pickup sprung a few leaks, power steering pump, water pump and intake manifold. Finally got it running yesterday. Once ...

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